I am not a person who enjoys cooking all that much. So therefore I don't cook. BUT. I was recently at a place that offered small group cooking classes with the chef. Amazing! Trying to do more with it now. On several of the receipes we worked on, he used a food processor. What is the main purpose of this appliance and do I need one? I have a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with the "basic" 3 attachments so far. (http://www.shopkitchenaid.com/count...and-mixers-3/-[KSM150PSAC]-400120/KSM150PSER/) I also have Ninja "blender". (http://www.ninjakitchen.com/Ninja-NJ600-Professional-Blender.shtml) I don't really think a blender is an adequate term for it, but I guess that is technically what it is. It does not have the traditional bottom blade of a blender, but 6 blades that go up the center spindle. (I LOVE it by the way!) Make smoothies daily and have also used it for grinding up chicken for taco meat, so it seems pretty versataile. My chunky salsa didn't turn out chunky - but I'm gonna blame me on that one. I am wanting to do more cooking in general. Marinades, sauces, salsas (and keeping the salsa chunky), etc. My goal is to NOT cook out of a box! LOL So, I'm thinking my Ninja will do the work of a food processor, but is there something I am missing that it really won't do (and that my KA mixer can't cover)? Thanks for your help! Just consider me blonde about cooking!